Election 2020: 11% of voters say they won't vote NDC or NPP

Election 2020: 11% of voters say they won't vote NDC or NPP
Source: Ghana | Myjoyonline.Com | Akofa Searyoh
Date: 09-12-2019 Time: 04:12:31:pm
The increase in non-voters in the country is the highest recorded in Afrobarometer surveys since 2008.

People who have declared a ‘no vote’ for either of the two major political parties; National Democratic Congress (NDC) and New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the impending 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary elections is on the rise.

According to the latest Afrobarometer survey, 11% of Ghanaians say they will not vote in the upcoming elections.

This is a 6% increase from a similar survey conducted in 2017 by the Pan-African research network.

In 2017, Afrobarometer reported that 5% of Ghanaians said they would not vote in the 2020 Presidential elections.

The increase in non-voters in the country is the highest recorded in Afrobarometer surveys since 2008.

The latest findings are based on a survey conducted from September to October.

Among those sampled, youth aged 18-35 are twice as likely as older citizens (56 and above) not to vote in the upcoming 2020 elections.

In addition, highly educated citizens (17% of those with post-secondary education) and relatively well-off citizens (13% among those who haven’t experienced poverty) also look forward to sitting out the voting process during the 2020 Presidential elections.

Another 12% of Ghanaians said they simply don’t know who they will vote for.

The full report can be accessed below: